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Today's Opinions

  • United Way thankful for Stuff the Bus help

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our dedicated volunteers and to all the generous donors who helped create another successful Stuff the Bus school supply drive July 25- 26.    

    On behalf of the United Way of Perry County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of our community who helped support our eighth annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for students in need. Donations of much-needed school supplies were received for children who may not otherwise have had the provisions needed to start the new school year.

  • Community pride is at the heart of Schweizer Fest

    There are already two columns about this week’s Schweizer Fest on this page so forgive a third news item. We can’t refrain from joining the refrain and sharing our thoughts about what the week ahead means to the community.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It marks the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and future generations

  • Court ruling concerns big corporations vs. healthy lives

    By TY GUILLAUME
    Guest Columnist

    A recent editorial by the News highlighted the June 30 Supreme Court ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and its co-litigant, Conestoga Wood. I thank the News for bringing this national item to our local attention and for providing a forum for debate. I have some points of discussion on this topic.

  • LETTER - Caring hearts makes camp a special place

    Activities are a huge part of Anderson Woods summer camp. A not-for-profit summer camp for those with special needs, the things that campers do and take part in are often the heart and soul of camp.

    However, unlike your typical summer camp, Anderson Woods puts a large emphasis on the steps that lead up to an activity. A common and popular slogan that is thrown around by staff is that the importance is in the “process not the product.”

  • LETTER: A little history on the Stars and Stripes

    I gave a flag report at our last Harry G. Myers Cannelton Legion Auxiliary 142 meeting. They asked me to send it in to the News. The ladies thought people would enjoy the history and search for more information.

    So here it goes.

    Old Glory, our flag, has had many faces. Everyone knows of Betsy Ross’ flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. There were no instructions for making the flag, the John Trumbull flag. John Trumbull was a Revolutionary Soldier and aide to George Washington. He placed one bigger star inside a circle of twelve stars.

  • LETTER - Many made Moose Summer Fest a big hit

    Our annual Summer Fest picnic, chicken and pork-chop dinner sales this year were again successes for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • COLUMN: Working for you during summer

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Every year, after the legislative session is wrapped up, my colleagues and I continue working during the summer months by serving on summer study committees.

  • COLUMN - Crayon counting and other memories

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.